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Chef Bruno Girardi knows his way around the globe almost as well as
he knows his way around the kitchen: born in France, he studied academics in Africa
and Argentina before gleaning a culinary education in Italy from his father, eventually
toting his family''s Milanese recipes to Girardi''s Osteria. His lunch
and dinner menus there
speak mostly Italian—pastas tossed with roma tomatoes and marsala-soaked meats—but
diners can detect French accents, such as dijon-glazed carpaccio and paninis made
with baguette bread. Martinis and more than 70
wines cleanse palates between bites, and desserts
and digestifs signal the denouement of meals more appropriately than having
an orchestra play diners off after 45 seconds of conversation.'